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Miami Beach Taxpayers, Demand Philip Levine Pay for His Own Lawsuit

February 8, 2017 - 6:00am

As Rocket Raccoon from "Guardians of the Galaxy" described himself, "Ain't no thing like me, except me."

There ain't no thing like Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, either. Or so he's out to prove. Democrat Levine --  multimillionaire businessman, mayor since 2013 -- is a man who would be governor of Florida.

But ask yourself this: Is Levine really imbued with public spirit and a drive to grab the helm of state ... or did he realize he'd better find another job PDQ, before the voters of Miami Beach dump him like a head of week-old lettuce?

Bill Fixes Costly Elderly Prisoners Problem; UCF's 'Leftist Fight Club'

February 4, 2017 - 6:00am

This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.

Boy, Does President Trump Ever Want Scott Pruitt at EPA

February 3, 2017 - 6:00am
Scott Pruitt

The Trump sledgehammer is coming down about as hard as it can on the Environmental Protection Agency -- no muscle spared.

Richard Corcoran: Looking for a More Ethical, More Fiscally Prudent Gov't

February 1, 2017 - 6:00am
Richard Corcoran

House Speaker Richard Corcoran is watching Tallahassee like a hawk -- suspicious of everything unless it's transparent, he admits. And even then, he'll put it under a microscope.

Letter from 60 Water Policy Experts: Stay the Everglades Restoration Course

January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Henry Dean

Gov. Rick Scott will have a front-row seat in what has become -- overnight, apparently -- the battle of the Everglades experts.

Judge Blocks Trump Deportation Order; Big Shows of Support for Detainees

January 29, 2017 - 7:45am
Protesters at Tampa International Airport

A federal judge in New York handed Donald Trump his first loss as president, granting an ACLU request to stay deportations of people detained on entry to the United States as a result of Trump's executive order.

Florida Bay: Bad Science Warning; Making AAF Pay for Safety

January 28, 2017 - 6:00am

This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for "Just Sayin'" to run once a week in this spot.

Miami-Dade Mayor Gimenez: I Will 'Fully Cooperate' with Trump's Sanctuary City Crackdown

January 27, 2017 - 11:45am
Carlos Gimenez

Republican Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez won't join Democratic mayors in other sanctuary cities and counties. He has ordered Miami-Dade jails to "fully cooperate" with President Donald Trump's crackdown on cities that turn a blind eye to undocumented immigrants.

Wouldn't You Know It? Florida is the Genesis of the Trump Voter Fraud Story

January 27, 2017 - 6:00am
Donald Trump and Bernhard Langer

Where did President Donald Trump get the idea that "between 3 and 5 million 'illegals' voted for Hillary Clinton"?

Arm-Twisting Time: Negron's Suspect Reservoir Bill Filed

January 26, 2017 - 4:15pm
Joe Negron and Rob Bradley

Apparently the fact-finding is over. And why not? Who needs an informed Senate on a controversial $2.4 billion expression of Big Government when the Senate president has spoken?

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